01-07-2007, 10:30 PM
| || | Don't add any more chemicals. Try to seed the tank with one of your lfs' established filter media so there will be enough bacteria to convert ammonia into nitrites. This is faster than not trying to seed the tank at all.
Originally Posted by hotsaucetran
i have started the cycling process and I am wondering if I need to do anything. I added the tap water chlorine remover thing. The bacterial thing. All from my lfs. Do I need to remove water then replenish or keep adding something? Do I add more chlorine remover or bacterial thing daily till the last day? Please Help.
In the end, you will want zero ammonia and nitrites with detectable level of nitrates. Your nitrates will be at its dangerous level(exceeding 40 ppm) in the end so a large water change should dilute the high level of nitrates. Maintain your nitrate level below 40. Excessive levels can inhibit your fish's growth and even kill them.